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Masters degrees in Youth Work equip postgraduates with the skills to develop and deliver support services to vulnerable and under-privileged young people in society.
Related subjects include Community Youth Work and Childhood & Youth Studies. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Social Science or Nursing.
Many young people struggle to integrate in society, especially if they come from a background of poverty or hardship. Courses in this field train you in effective counselling techniques for the support, mentoring and guidance of young people, encouraging you to investigate and understand current practice and policy.
The role of a youth worker often places them alongside other care professionals, as well as health workers, teachers and employers.
Depending on your interests, you may want to specialise in supporting young people with disabilities or mental disorders at school. Or, you might help disadvantaged teenagers get their first working role. Youth workers are also involved in combating issues such as homelessness, domestic abuse and sexually-transmitted disease.
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Children and youth around the world are growing up and living under very different circumstances, yet they still share many experiences. Read more
This postgraduate degree offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of childhood and youth – covering aspects of theory, policy and practice. Read more
The Postgraduate Diploma in Youth Work is ideally suited to enthusiastic, fun-loving, critical-thinking, and creative people who are motivated to impact… Read more
The MA in Youth work offers both a professional qualifying route for those looking to gain a professional qualification in Youth Work and an academic route for those seeking CPD opportunities. Read more
Youth and community work is a unique and value-based practice that seeks to support and foster the development of young people and the wider community to enable all to reach their full potential. Read more
The MA Youth and Community Studies programme is a post-qualifying course, providing an opportunity to develop further academic skills and enquiry in the field of youth and community work. Read more
MA Education. Community Practice* : This programme is designed to enhance the professional practice of experienced practitioners by facilitating a critical and reflective approach to management, staff development, innovation and researching practice. Read more
The MA Working for Children and Young People (Youth Work Initial Qualifying) incorporating the Postgraduate Diploma Youth and community work (Initial Qualifying) course is professionally endorsed by Education Training Skills Wales (ETS), and will enable you to qualify as a professional Youth and Community worker in one academic year. Read more
The MA Youth and Community Work (JNC) programme provides a unique opportunity to obtain a JNC professional youth work qualification, allowing students to register with the Education Workforce Council in Wales, and practice as a youth worker throughout the UK and further afield. Read more
The course offers flexibility with a professional qualification, enabling successful graduates to practice as qualified youth work and community development workers in the UK. Read more
The MA Social Work offered by the University of Sheffield is one of the best in the country, providing students invaluable training on the course and excellent employment opportunities following graduation. Read more
Passionate about helping young people achieve their full potential? Have a deep desire for social justice? Our MA in Youth Work and Community Development will enable you to confidently lead and manage complex work with young people, adults and community groups and help them to thrive. Read more
The course offers flexibility with a professional qualification, enabling successful graduates to practice as qualified youth work, health and community development workers in the UK. Read more
Many of our graduates go into a wide range of senior posts in youth and community development work and in other related health and educational services in both the statutory and voluntary sector, all over the world. Read more